Finland works as a role model for most other countries when it comes to both educational performance and innovation directed towards meeting the digital society’s challenges. In this spirit the Finnish Government in 2015 started to direct its efforts to export this excellence in the form of education technology, learning resources and consultancy. The growth from 2014, when the turnover from educational export was €260 million is targeting €350 million by the end of 2018. In August 2016 Marianne Huusko was appointed to develop this business area further with an extended amount of promotion in their efforts of building a global brand of Finnish education etc. At the same time universities in Finland is negotiating with several start-ups to produce and sell educational technology. Kalervo Väänänen, rector of the University of Turku, said to University World News: “I am convinced that in the future this will be a significant source of income for Finnish universities.” Source: University World News
Educational Champions to capitalize on their Excellence
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